Halloween Safety Tips 2020
It's my favorite holiday of the year! But alas, we are in a pandemic and we have to use safety measures when taking the kids out to trick or treat! Not only are we in pandemic mode but it is a Saturday with a full moon! My inner goblin is glad, but the mom in me wants to take precautions!
How to Keep Trick or Treat 2020 Safe and Fun
What would Halloween be without costumes and candy? Keep these social distancing best practices in mind to keep everyone safe.
- Stay home if sick - Trick-or-treat with people you live with - Remain 6 feet apart from people not in your household
- Wear a face mask covering BOTH your mouth and nose (even under/over your Halloween mask) - Hand sanitize (with sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol) frequently while out, especially during key times like before eating or after coughing/sneezing - Wash your hands as soon as you return home
Check with the website Nextdoor or your neighborhood's Facebook page or website tto see what the community is doing for trick-or-treaters. Some neighborhoods are not having trick-or-treating or asking their home owners to make modifications. Check out these tips to create a safe celebration setup for your neighborhood ghosts and monsters.
- Do not hand out candy if you are sick - Wear a face mask covering BOTH your mouth and nose - Take the Safe House pledge and register as an official Halloween Safe House - Use duct tape to mark 6-foot lines in front of your home and leading to you driveway/front door - Position a distribution table between yourself and trick-or-treaters
- Distribute candy on a disinfected table to eliminate direct contact Wash hands often
If you’re like most parents, safety is always top of mind this time of year. Here are a few tricks to keep your children safe and ensure a fun time is had by all.
- Stay home if sick - Talk with your children about safety and social distancing guidelines and expectations - Guide children to stay on the right side of the road always to ensure distance - Carry a flashlight at night and ensure your children are wearing reflective clothing - Wear a face mask covering BOTH your mouth and nose Wash your hands as soon as you return home - Inspect candy